About the Staff

Written by admin on Mar 31, 2012

Pastor Jeremiah Smith
Jeremiah Smith  was born in Geneva, New York and raised in Buffalo. He graduated from the University at Buffalo in 2012 with a B.A. in History and a minor in education. Pastor graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2017 with a Masters of Divinity degree. He was called to Parkside in June of 2017. He is happily married to his wife Katie who is also a Western New York Native. Jeremiah is a fan of listening to other’s stories and of coffee. He would love to hear your story. You can contact him directly at prJeremiahPSmith@gmail.com


Betsy Hager
Betsy Hager, Music director is also the accompanist for the Lutheran Chorale of the Niagara Frontier. She was formerly the Director of Music at St. John Lutheran Church, West Seneca; she also spent three summers as Music Director for “Broadway at Sem” (Buffalo Seminary). Ms. Hager is a graduate of Elon University, North Carolina, with a bachelor of arts and certificate in organ.


Lisa Clough
Lisa Clough, Church secretary is a native of Amherst, NY, but raised her family in South Carolina for 22 years. She is also a professional musician, performing regularly in several local music groups on her violin and viola.


Darren Hutcherson
Darren Hutcherson, Sexton







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